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Staff

All new members of staff are subject to a strict vetting and recruitment procedure to ensure suitability to work with children. All members of our staff are CRB checked in accordance with Ofsted requirements. The Playgroup is led by the following team:

Brenda Knill
Manager/SENCO/Safeguarding Officer

I have been working as Playleader/Manager within the group for 29 years (2016). I have completed the P.P.A. foundation course and the post foundation course. I have also attended other relevant courses including Safeguarding /child protection and Paediatric First Aid. In 2001 I attended a 10 week course in British sign language within the early years. I have also attended training based around Speech Language and Communication in 2 year olds.
Carole Guppy
Deputy Manager/SENCO/Safeguarding Officer

I have been working within the group for 20 years (2016). I obtained my B.T.E.C Diploma in childhood studies in June 1998. I have also attended other relevant courses, to include, Child Protection and Food and Hygiene and Paediatric First Aid. I am also the special educational needs co-ordinator . In 2001 I completed a 10 week course in British Sign Language within the early years. I have also attended training in Speech Language and Communication in 2 year olds.
Gaby Moxey
Senior Play Leader

Having served my Apprenticeship within the group, after a brief spell away I rejoined the group in January 2014. I have a certificate in Paediatric First Aid and have been on various training days including Safeguarding Awareness.

Hollie Kingdon
Assistant Play Leader

I started my apprenticeship with the group in September 2014 and I am now in my second year at college and started my level 3 training in September 2015. I have also just started as an assistant playleader within the group.


Taya Lewis
Trainee

Abi Howe
Trainee